Notes The Trillion Dollar Economy of Printing Housing from Trash

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120 Design Lessons - Day 003


Transcript The Trillion Dollar Economy of Printing Housing from Trash


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  • 00:07 given 150 just the review 150 million 00:10 tons of waste plastic are generated per 00:12 year which is enough for about 50 million houses at 10 tons of trash per house i'm speaking bluntly
  • 00:26 and if you multiply that by 50000 that we can make per after cost this this is our current model that it's about 50k cost 50k revenue on top of that we're making 750 billion out of 15 million 15 million times 50 000 is 750 billion
  • 01:09 we don't have to do it alone this is the purpose of collaboration that's if we can if we can collaborate to do this that's the that's the kind of message we got to be putting out the it's a 750 billion dollar market
  • 02:09 that's where we need the collaboration because just like in software it takes hundreds and thousands of iterations until you get it absolutely right it's that's just the development process
  • 02:48 did you see the challenge that nasa put out recently to 3d print mars habitats
  • 04:18 like i had mentioned in another day that there had been different projects that they were successful at first and then texas instruments decides you know we can do this at scale at a cheaper price than they can and then all of a sudden they uh realize okay now that texas instruments is in the game we have to develop niche products and so i think there needs to be more creativity around creating business models that work for open source hardware
  • um i don't know if you can take plastic lumber and build in a city part of it is getting uh this contest is gonna involve stuff like getting certification that's where this becomes bigger than i mean this is big like just like boxable there they got their stuff certified and stuff like that that's part of it that's that's going to be part of the business development pushing for the changes that are necessary to be able to build in a way and not even change
  • 06:58 and that's why we need so many people and so much collaboration so we're designing the business model around that i think the the short answer to the question okay now what's the revenue model around it we're designing i think the short answer is we're designing for distributed production so the business model is based on here you you have about 5 000 or 10 000 in capital maybe more but we're reducing the capital barriers way down right build one house and you pay back for this
  • 08:03 we have to think about we have to propose some solutions on that so so i would say that's like business development here's some value propositions we're creating and pursuing actually executing on those value propositions here's the operations that substantiate that and this is the the dollars we're gonna see and make a livelihood while absolutely collaborating the whole time
  • 11:57 uh what do you think about arrow like aero aircrete eric aerated concrete what kind of applications do you think that could have yeah that's pretty good it's um but it's the more air you put in and the weaker it is so that's kind of the trick to it maybe you don't do structural with it if it's too airy and um i've never done it so i can't i can't really comment much about it idea sounds right especially once again if we go to the solar concrete part so i think with the concrete in general there's the idea that okay here we have a lot of lime but what else do we got to put in it to make it i think there's a lot of innovation between there's like geopolymers concretes and stuff like that like i don't think we humanity knows anything about that stuff it's like i think there's so much room for innovation around around that just the materials side because cement companies are going to be doing that forever like they're industry standard right now they're